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double fault

n.
Two successive service faults in tennis, resulting in the loss of a point.

dou′ble-fault′ v.

double fault

n
(Tennis) the serving of two faults in succession, thereby losing a point
vb
(Tennis) (intr) to serve a double fault

dou′ble fault′


n.
(in tennis, etc.) two faults in succession, resulting in the loss of the point, the loss of the serve, or both.
[1905–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.double fault - (tennis) two successive faults in serving resulting in the loss of the point
lawn tennis, tennis - a game played with rackets by two or four players who hit a ball back and forth over a net that divides the court
fault - (sports) a serve that is illegal (e.g., that lands outside the prescribed area); "he served too many double faults"
Translations
Doppelfehler
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Henman bravely saved three break points from 0-40 adrift in the fourth game of the third set, broke Schalken again for 5-4 thanks to another double-fault and a forehand error by his opponent and then secured decisive breaks for 3-2 and 5-2 in the fourth set - again with the help of double-faults.
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